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Full-Day Private Hike to the Top of El Pintor from Santiago, Chile

2 Ratings
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  • Day Trip
  • Private Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • Live Guide
  • 10 hr

This excursion is an excellent opportunity to experience high altitudes and admire the wonderful Andean landscape. El Pintor is a magnificent mountain that rises above 4,000m (13,123ft) from sea level. Of moderate technical difficulty, this colourful giant offers excellent views of deep valleys and huge neighbouring andean peaks. The ascent begins at La Parva Ski Resort. The first stage of the trek will bring us to Laguna Piuquenes sector at 3,599m (11,482ft). After a short rest here we will climb up 200m (656ft) more to a promontory named Falsa Parva. From this point we will continue for two more hours following a practically flat trail crossing by a desert and rocky landscape, to finally give our last efforts to attack the summit of this challenger. ATTENTION This is a high mountain experience that requieres good mental and physical condition. Atmospheric pressure decreases in high altitudes and may provoke altitude sickness resulting from shortage of oxygen.

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Pass By: La Parva

El Pintor (The Painter) is a magnificent mountain that rises above 4,000m (13,123ft) from sea level. Of moderate technical difficulty, this colourful giant offer for those who came to meet it, an excellent view of deep valleys and huge neighbouring Andean peaks. The ascent begins at La Parva Ski Resort. The first section of the trek will bring us to the sector of Laguna Piuquenes at 3,599m (11,482ft), a lagoon that resembles the shape of an eye. After a short rest we will climb up 200m (656ft) more to a promontory named Falsa Parva. From this point we will continue a two hour hike following a practically flat trail that crosses through a desert and rocky landscape, to finally give our last efforts and attack the summit of El Pintor. Fresh thin air and panoramoc views of some of the highest American summits. We will distinguish huge mountains like Marmolejo, Piuquenes and Tupungato, as well as mount El Plomo, which with its altitude of 5,550m (17,795ft), rises from the north offering a great impression with its majestic hanging glaciers. Attention! This is a high mountain experience and requieres good mental and physical condition. Atmospheric pressure decreases in high altitudes and may provoke altitude sickness: nausea and exhaustion resulting from shortage of oxygen.